The best times to visit Pilanesberg National Park for ideal weather are

March 12th to June 3rd


August 6th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



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Weather in Pilanesberg National Park


Average temperatures in Pilanesberg National Park vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel nice most of the year, excluding some hot weeks in the summer, with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 43rd percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Pilanesberg National Park, the hottest months are October, December, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid October where highs are regularly around 98.8°F (37.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 64.3°F (17.9°C) at night.

Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Pilanesberg National Park Perceived Temperature (F)


Pilanesberg National Park Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Pilanesberg National Park Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 92.3 77.5 66.3
Feb 90.9 76.5 65.1
Mar 85.4 72.4 63.1
Apr 81.4 66 54.1
May 82.2 62.7 45.8
Jun 73.4 54.5 39.7
Jul 75.1 56.1 40.4
Aug 82 63.3 45
Sep 87 70.8 56.4
Oct 95 79 61.9
Nov 91.5 75.4 62.5
Dec 92.4 77.9 67.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 33.5 25.3 19.1
Feb 32.7 24.7 18.4
Mar 29.7 22.4 17.3
Apr 27.4 18.9 12.3
May 27.9 17.1 7.7
Jun 23 12.5 4.3
Jul 23.9 13.4 4.7
Aug 27.8 17.4 7.2
Sep 30.6 21.6 13.6
Oct 35 26.1 16.6
Nov 33.1 24.1 16.9
Dec 33.6 25.5 19.6



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Pilanesberg National Park are May, June, and then July. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late April. For example, on the week of April 23rd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early February with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of February 5th.

When can you find snow in Pilanesberg National Park? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Pilanesberg National Park.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Pilanesberg National Park (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 16% 0 2.5
Feb 28% 0 5.2
Mar 21% 0 7.9
Apr 10% 0 0.8
May 0% 0 0
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0.1
Sep 7% 0 1.6
Oct 10% 0 1.3
Nov 25% 0 2.7
Dec 22% 0 3.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 16 0 6.4
Feb 28 0 13.2
Mar 21 0 20.1
Apr 10 0 2
May 0 0 0
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0.3
Sep 7 0 4.1
Oct 10 0 3.3
Nov 25 0 6.9
Dec 22 0 9.1


Humidity and Wind

Pilanesberg National Park has some comfortably humid months, with some very dry months. The least humid month is October (17.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is March (52.8%).

Wind in Pilanesberg National Park is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is November, followed by October and December. November’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.7 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late October to early November where average top sustained speeds reach 9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Pilanesberg National Park.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Feb 3.4 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Mar 3 Barely noticeable 5.7 Gentle breeze
Apr 2.8 Barely noticeable 5.5 Light breeze
May 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.1 Light breeze
Jul 3 Barely noticeable 6.2 Gentle breeze
Aug 3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Sep 3.8 Barely noticeable 6.8 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.2 Light breeze 7.6 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.7 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 41.8%
Feb 43.2%
Mar 52.8%
Apr 45.5%
May 30.8%
Jun 32.3%
Jul 28.3%
Aug 17.6%
Sep 28.9%
Oct 17.4%
Nov 31.2%
Dec 41%


Is it Safe to Travel to Pilanesberg National Park?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings for South Africa; exercise a high degree of caution. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Aug 22, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa is September, followed by August and January. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Pilanesberg National Park in July. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 66.2 in July means 66.2% of the tourists vs. September.



Overall Pilanesberg National Park Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 87.7°F (30.9°C) and 78.4°F (25.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 7 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the slowest season for tourism in Pilanesberg National Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost less than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 98.8°F (37.1°C) and 74.5°F (23.6°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Pilanesberg National Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 97.6°F (36.4°C) and 83.5°F (28.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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